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Nuclear Health and Safety: Examples of Post World War II Radiation Releases at U.S. Nuclear Sites
RCED-94-51FS: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on planned post-World War II radioactive releases at U.S. nuclear sites, focusing on: (1) the Green Run test conducted at the Hanford, Washington, site in December 1949; and (2) several other tests at U.S. nuclear sites in the late 1940s and early 1950s that involved radioactive releases.GAO found that: (1) the Green Run test was an atm...
Energy Management: Entertainment Costs Under DOE's Uranium Enrichment Production Contract
RCED-92-230FS: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on entertainment costs the Department of Energy (DOE) permitted under its enriched uranium production contracts, focusing on allowable costs for entertainment and alcoholic beverages incurred as part of marketing activities.GAO found that: (1) DOE initiated a new marketing strategy in early 1984 to restore competitiveness, including enh...
Nuclear Science: DOE's Self-Supporting Isotope Program Is Experiencing Problems
RCED-92-122FS: Published: Jun 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Isotope Production and Distribution Program, focusing on: (1) problems the program has experienced in operating on a self-supporting basis; (2) the cost factors affecting DOE isotope production; and (3) domestic isotope customers' reactions to the program.GAO found that: (1) DOE has experienced difficu...
Uranium Enrichment: DOE Needs to Pursue Alternative AVLIS Deployment Options
RCED-91-88: Published: Aug 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) demonstration and deployment of the atomic vapor laser isotope separation (AVLIS) program and the building of an AVLIS plant, focusing on technical, program, and economic issues.GAO found that: (1) independent experts believe that the AVLIS demonstration program will be successful, but the program will not provide the specific cost information needed f...
Energy Reports and Testimony: 1990
RCED-91-84: Published: Jan 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Growing dependence on imported oil, the need to develop new technologies to use energy cleanly and efficiently, and the tremendous problems at the Nation's nuclear weapons complex have all served to thrust the Department of Energy, and its programs, once again into the public spotlight. Because of these challenges, energy issues will continue to play a major role in economic and environmental publ...
Comments on Smith Barney's Uranium Enrichment Analysis
T-RCED-90-101: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
GAO discussed an independent assessment of the Department of Energy's (DOE) uranium enrichment program. GAO noted that the assessment concluded that: (1) the enrichment program should be restructured as a government corporation and operate on a competitive basis; (2) DOE could reduce total costs by making various adjustments and policy decisions; and (3) the government should retain responsibility...
Comments on Smith Barney's Uranium Enrichment Analysis
T-RCED-90-101A: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
GAO discussed restructuring the Department of Energy's uranium enrichment program as a government corporation. GAO found that before a private company is formed: (1) the new corporation should bear the costs of modernizing old plants and cleaning up and decommissioning existing facilities; (2) Congress should consider restructuring legislation to ensure repayment of $3 billion in past costs rather...
Legislative Proposals Concerning DOE's Uranium Enrichment Program
T-RCED-89-54: Published: Jul 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1989.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would restructure the Department of Energy's (DOE) Uranium Enrichment Program as a government corporation. GAO noted that the proposed legislation: (1) would limit recovery of past uranium enrichment costs; (2) would establish a fund to pay for the costs of decommissioning three enriched uranium production facilities; (3) would provide for a voluntary utilit...
Uranium Enrichment: Some Impacts of Proposed Legislation on DOE's Program
RCED-89-170BR: Published: Jul 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed uranium enrichment legislation to determine its impact on uranium prices, uranium production, employment, environmental issues, foreign competition, and decommissioning costs.GAO found that the legislation would: (1) restructure the Department of Energy's (DOE) uranium enrichment program as a government corporation to improve its competiti...
The Future of DOE's Uranium Enrichment Program
T-RCED-88-59: Published: Aug 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1988.
GAO discussed three legislative proposals for restructuring the Department of Energy's Uranium Enrichment Program. GAO noted that program problems included: (1) unused multibillion-dollar payments for electricity; (2) uranium market uncertainties; (3) aging facilities; and (4) billions of dollars in unrecovered costs. GAO also noted that two of the legislative proposals would: (1) restructure the...